Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Disease Workshop (UMass Extension)

9:00 am 3:30 pm

Location:

Fernald Hall - UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
United States

Join Nick Brazee, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist, for this workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs. The UMass Amherst campus offers a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs of all ages. Selected diseases will range from leaf spots, needle casts, root rot, stem cankers, rusts, anthracnose and more. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus. The day will end with a laboratory session using microscopy to view prepared slides.

Five pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 35, 36, and Applicators License available. ISA, SAF, CFE, MCA, MCH and MCLP credits have been requested.

Preregistration is required, as space is limited; the cost is $150. Lunch is on your own, morning coffee will be provided. For more information, go to www.umassgreeninfo.org or contact the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program at (413) 545-0895 or [email protected]